ECHO PARK — A sleek new apartment tower with 121 units is planned for a handful of lots across from the playing fields of the Edward Roybal Learning Center.
The six-story Boylston Arms with rooftop decks would rise in the middle of the 400 block of North Boylston Street on the southern edge of Echo Park. In return for earmarking 15% of its units for very low income tenants, the property owners will be able to take advantage of so called “density bonuses” that allow for larger development. While the new building will be far larger than anything else on the block, the project by Lion Boylston LCC and LA Urban Homes is consistent with the high density development allowed under the zoning in the Central City West Specific Plan Area, said project consultant Dana Sayles.
The apartments will be a combination of studios and one and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 600 to 1,300 square-feet, Sayles said. The building would include 145 parking spaces in addition to more than 140 bike lockers.
Construction is scheduled to begin next fall, she said.